Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
- This cuttlefish:
- Thanks to Nik Hubbard for bringing it to our attention.
Jetsam (what we’re enjoying from around the web)
It was a big week for climate change news.
- Florida beaches are getting so hot that baby sea turtles are cooking alive is perhaps the most brutal headline I’ve seen in a long time.
- Mainland Miami ponders returning neighborhoods to nature in order to survive rising seas. Of course.
- Trump calls mayor of shrinking Chesapeake island and tells him not to worry about it. I spent the weekend on Tangier Island. More on that later this week.
- Arctic Climate Change Study Canceled Due to Climate Change. This sounds normal.
- It’s raining in Antarctica. This is definitely not normal.
Ok, time for some less depressing news.
- Sylvia Earle is definitely not done exploring.
- Researchers finding more dolphins than expected in lower Chesapeake Bay. Neat!
- Hakai Magazine has a great list of coastal books for young adults. I put a few of those on my list.
- Who would win in a fight between an Orca and a Narwhal? oceanbites tackles the big issues.
- How much do you want to know about the sex lives of ghost sharks? Everything? Me too!
- Deep Sea News dives in with another ancient-sea instant classic: How a 350 million year old ocean shaped the Dakota Access Pipeline.
- The great war on the Chesapeake Bay cownose ray may have been misguided and futile.
- Gila Trout Swim Mineral Creek: Devastating fire cleared path for rare trout’s return from the Fisheries Blog.
- ShellBorgs! Another incredible expedition on OpenExplorer: Dissolving Seas: The effects of ocean acidification and warming on temperate, coastal ecosystems.
- The Electric, Driverless Revolution Is About to Hit the High Seas from gCaptain.
- Hakai’s feature on the Lunar Sea is beautiful and awe-inspiring.
- Listen to the ocean. Recording fish song to make our fisheries more sustainable.
- The Fantastical Beasts of the Deep Gulf of Mexico from Deep Sea News.
- This article has sparked a huge amount of debate in the conservation community: Earth Is Not in the Midst of a Sixth Mass Extinction. Jacquelyn Gill has one of the better, in-depth takes.
- It’s summer, so it’s time to think about safety at beach: Everything You Know About Surviving Rip Currents Is Wrong. Check out the Lagan section for the scientific paper behind this assessment.
- The deep sea is not immune to human impacts: In the Depths of the Oceans, Human Activities Are Beginning to Take Their Toll.
Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)
- Danovaro and friends (2017) The deep-sea under global change. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.02.046.
- Washburn and friends (2017) Macrobenthic community structure in the deep Gulf of Mexico one year after the Deepwater Horizon blowout. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr.2017.06.001.
- Wellman and friends (2017) Catching a wave? A case study on incorporating storm protection benefits into Habitat Equivalency Analysis. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2017.05.029.
- Malenovský and friends (2017) Unmanned aircraft system advances health mapping of fragile polar vegetation. DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12833.
- Seymour and friends (2017) Automated detection and enumeration of marine wildlife using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and thermal imagery. DOI: 10.1038/srep45127.10.1016/j.margeo.2009.09.011
- MacMahan and friends (2010) Mean Lagrangian flow behavior on an open coast rip-channeled beach: A new perspective. DOI: 10.1016/j.margeo.2009.09.011.
Derelicts (favorites from the deep archive)
- Deep Sea News is legend: How presidential elections are impacted by a 100 million year old coastline.
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